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First aid kits

An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind in a medical emergency. Being prepared could help you save a life.

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First aid basics

First aid covers the steps taken to help an injured or sick person in the first minutes after the event. Learn about the DRSABCD action plan and where to learn first aid.

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Sea creature bites and stings

Not sure if a bite or sting from a sea creature is dangerous? Here’s information about first aid treatments for jellyfish stings, sea snake bites and more.

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Chemical burns

Many chemicals can cause serious burns to the skin and a chemical burn should be treated as a medical emergency. Learn how to do first aid while awaiting help.

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Burn and scald treatments

Trusted information about burn and scald treatments, including self care advice, things to avoid and when to seek medical attention

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Burn and scald symptoms

Trusted information about burn and scald symptoms

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Insect bites and stings

Most insect bites will clear up in a day or two, although some people can have severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Learn more about insect bites and how to handle allergic reactions.

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How to perform CPR

Trusted information on how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) including the different types, and links to trusted resources

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Facial injury treatments

Information about facial injury treatments, including looking after yourself, head injuries, object inside a wound and deliberate injuries. Find out what to do and when to see a doctor, plus links to trusted resources.

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Spider bites

Bitten by a spider? Not sure what to do? This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the type of spider involved.

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Stinging plants

It can be difficult to know if a sting from a plant is dangerous or not. This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the plant involved.

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